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Destination DEEP SPACE 2019

In Destination: Deep Space challenge, Presented By The Boeing Company, we join two competing alliances collecting samples on Planet Primus. Unpredictable terrain and weather patterns make remote robot operation essential to their mission on the planet.

With only 2:30 until liftoff, the alliances must gather as many cargo pods as possible and prepare their spaceships before the next sandstorm arrives.

T-minus 2:30: a sandstorm limits driver visibility so robots independently follow preprogrammed instructions or are operated by human drivers via video from their stations. aliiances score points by:

  1. Deploying robots from Habitat (HAB).

  2. Preparing rockets and cargo ship with hatch panels.

  3. Loading cargo pods into their rockets and cargo ship.

T-minus 2:15: The sandstorm clears, and human operators take control of their robots. alliances continue to score points by:

  1. Preparing rockets and cargo ship with hatch panels.

  2. Loading more cargo pods.

  3. Returning the robot safely to the alliance’s HAB.

0:00: rocket liftoff! The alliance with the highest score at the end of the match wins!


Our Robot

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Drivetrain: 6x6 west coast tank drive, with 2 Ball Shifters powered by 2 CIM motors each with 4 6 in’ pneumatic wheels & 2 Omni wheels. 
Elevator: 2 winches powered by 2 775 PRO motors, 1:40 ratio. The elevator goes up and down proportionally by a system of winches, pulley blocks, springs and Dyneema ropes.
Intake: The gripper grab & release cargo with 2 wheel lines of 10 Flex wheels powered by a 775 PRO motor with 1:5 ratio. It collects Hatch Panels using “scissors” powered by 2 pistons.
Climbing: 4 pistons from the front that lift the robot, and when the robot is on level 2, an elevator with linear pole, powered by 775 Pro motor with 1:4 ratio, lift it. 






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